MS in Educational Administration Overview Using state and national leadership standards, Drexel University’s accredited online master’s degree in Educational Administration is designed to prepare and mentor future elementary and secondary educational leaders with the practical skills and knowledge to become effective school administrators.Program ConcentrationsMS in Educational Administration (with PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12) - Requires a state-issued teacher certificate prior to enrollmentMS in Educational Administration (without PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12)PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12 only - Requires a state-issued teacher certificateMS in Educational Administration with Supervisor of Special Education Certification & Principal (K-12) CertificationMS in Educational Administration with Supervisor of Special Education Certification (without Principal Certification)All five accredited programs are ideal for certified teachers and counselors who aspire to lead the education field to achieve students’ 21st-century learning goals. This performance-based PDE-approved program will develop your ability to:Collaboratively lead schools and communities to solve complex problems through a proven framework of leadership methodologyEducate students to promote and achieve tomorrow’s educational standards Mentor and coach teachers in instructional and assessment decision-making, using modern technological toolsReflect on and practice new action and research Actively Listen, Resolve Conflicts, Speak Publicly, Write Competently and Build TeamsThe program has several campus events each year, including World Café sessions, leadership seminars and two orientation sessions. A webinar format is provided for distance learner participation.The program culminates in an Action Research Project—a leadership portfolio of 14 Artifacts of Evidence directed toward applying higher standards in school activities that will help you to succeed on the PA Principal PRAXIS exam. State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Option 1: MS in Educational Administration (with principal certification) EDUC 702School Leadership & Decision Making3.0EDUC 705School Law and Politics3.0EDUC 708Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management3.0EDUC 710School Finance and Facilities3.0EDUC 712School and Community Partnerships and Relations3.0EDUC 714Instructional and Curriculum Leadership3.0EDUC 715School Principal Internship: Technology1.5EDUC 716School Principal Internship: Finance1.5EDUC 717School Principal Internship: Leadership1.5EDUC 718School Principal Internship: School and Community Relations1.5Advanced Leadership Courses EDAM 500Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings3.0EDAM 502Resource Management, Allocation and Entrepreneurship3.0EDAM 522Evaluation & Assessment Competencies3.0EDAM 524Mentoring and Collaborative Leadership3.0EDAM 526Interpreting & Evaluating Research & Achievement Data3.0EDAM 528Research Methodology for Action Research3.0EDAM 540Action Research Project3.0Option 2: MS in Educational Administration (without principal certification) EDUC 702School Leadership & Decision Making3.0EDUC 705School Law and Politics3.0EDUC 708Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management3.0EDUC 710School Finance and Facilities3.0EDUC 712School and Community Partnerships and Relations3.0EDUC 714Instructional and Curriculum Leadership3.0EDAM 500Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings3.0EDAM 502Resource Management, Allocation and Entrepreneurship3.0EDAM 522Evaluation & Assessment Competencies3.0EDAM 524Mentoring and Collaborative Leadership3.0EDAM 526Interpreting & Evaluating Research & Achievement Data3.0EDAM 528Research Methodology for Action Research3.0EDAM 540Action Research Project3.0Electives*6.0Total Credits45.0*Can be any graduate course at Drexel University, as long as you've attained prior Program Manager/Director approval.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutionUndergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation, professional or academic PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12: One letter of recommendation must come from the principal of a school where you've worked, and discuss your presentation skills and experiences in leadership roles in a K-12 school setting as well as skills that would have a strong bearing on your success as a school leader and administratorAn essay describing why you're interested in pursuing graduate study in this field Include two paragraphs briefly describing your educational philosophyPA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12: Also explain how principals shape learning in K-12 schoolsAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $894 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1192 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 Apply today for the MS in Educational Administration Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.